Systems and Network Operations Technician

Position Opens: 2019-08-02


Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County is currently seeking a Systems and Network Operations Technician. This position provisions, monitors, and supports the essential compute, storage, telephony, and IT infrastructure platforms necessary for business and power operations.  As a subject matter expert in the IT infrastructure platforms and technologies, this role has day to day responsibility for maintaining and operating core technology infrastructure.

Minimum Requirements

Successful applicants must have:

High School Diploma required; a bachelor’s degree or any combination of education and training in computer science, information systems or other related field. A demonstrable 5 – 7 years of experience in an IT environment along with Customer Service experience. Professional IT certifications such as a Cisco CCNA is desired.

  • Experience with local and wide area network environments and related architectures including the understanding of network routing and switching; all layers of the OSI reference model and the protocols therein (e.g., LLDP, 802.*, CDP, Ethernet, MPLS, OSPF, etc.); information security standards, protocols and procedural methodologies

  • Background in SAN/NAS/DAS storage and management tools (NetApp, PureStorage)

  • Understanding of telecommunications equipment including T1/ISDN PRI and support of a multi-site VOIP telephone system

  • Linux, Windows Server, Active Directory administration, virtualization platforms/technologies/tools (VMWare, Hyper-V)

  • Experience with deployment and maintenance automation, orchestration, and similar concepts in operations management using such scripting languages as PowerShell, Bash, etc.

  • Experience in data protection and disaster recovery methodologies

  • Applicable Federal and State regulations rules and guidelines (e.g., NERC CIP)

  • Authentication and identity management tools and concepts.

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How to Apply

Please complete the online application, including a cover letter and resume. If preferred, application materials may be emailed to:; or, mail application materials to P.O. Box 190, Newport WA 99156 Attn:  Human Resources.

Online Application - System and Network Operations Technicians

Position is open until filled.  Starting pay is DOQ, with an excellent benefits package.

The Public Utility District of Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.